To the Editor: Re “‘Momentous’: New York and California Open” (front page, June 16): Many businesses will be thrilled to have the restrictions lifted.
There are, however, at least a couple of caveats. First is that New York and California are not isolated. People are free to travel from all the other states to visit their restaurants, theaters, stadiums, etc.
States such as Arizona and Texas have 38 percent vaccination rates, but their residents are free to travel here. The vaccines work well, but mild cases are still described in vaccinated individuals.